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Akia Cottage


Last updated: 07/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bayside cottage description

Your vacation home is one of the 'twin cottages on Broadway' in the historic village of Bayside. This tiny summer community provides one of the world's safest places for children and friendliest places for grown-ups. Three parks, one with playground equipment and a basketball court, overlook the bay. A lifeguard supervises swimming from the wharf, while grownups and smaller children sit and swim on the pebble beach. The Northport Yacht Club sponsors sailing lessons and if you want to bring a boat you will probably be able to rent an unused mooring through our wharf master. The wharf is a minute's walk away. If you're willing to walk a little further, like 3-5 minutes, you'll find the beautiful, forgiving and very reasonably priced 9-hole Northport Golf Club. The pro is a great teacher and there are some clinics for kids available as well as private lessons. On the way back from the golf course, pick up a book from the Bayside Library -- no need to register and no fines to pay!

Akia Cottage is one of the campground's original cottages, but special in being a rare design, with unusually large bedrooms upstairs. Each of the large bedrooms has a full-size bed, the little bedroom has a twin bed. There are ceiling fans in the two large bedrooms as well as in the living room.

The wrap-around front porch is a great place to sit and watch Bayside go by in the morning with your coffee, and in the evening the back porch provides glimpses of light on the Bay and privacy for your evening relaxation.

The cottage has been recently renovated, freshly painted and very clean, with completely new bathrooms and a new downstairs den area that stays cool when the weather is hot and has heat for cold evenings! The kitchen is simple but large with fully functional appliances and ample eating and cooking implements. A tiny television is available, useful mostly for DVD viewing, since the TV signal is minimal.

Our great neighbors are one of the most outstanding features of our cottage and the village is a favorite spot for families with children, many of whom return here every year, so there's always someone to make friends and play with.

The closest 'destination walk' takes you 3/4 mile down the road to the Bayside Store, with the coast's greatest submarine sandwiches and cheapest gas (you have to pay cash or check for the gas, though!). Longer hiking the other way takes you along the Penobscot Bay to the relatively warm waters of Kelly's Cove (at high tide only) and then in a 6-mile loop up Mount Percival and back to Bayside. Nearby Camden Hills provides more serious hiking and Knight's Pond has warm water swimming and boating. Nearby on Route 1 there is a place to rent kayaks and canoes.

Our Cottage, like most of Bayside's homes, has no private yard space, so your well-behaved dog must be walked regularly on a leash and cleaned up after. If your dog is crate-trained, a large crate is available in the den should you need to leave your dog home alone while you sight-see.

Please note: as of Oct 1, 2013 the State of Maine raised its use tax on vacation properties to 8%. VRBO will not allow me to change the current rate description until I convert to a different format. But the tax rate will be 8% during the 2014 season.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs welcome. Large crate available. For safety of pets we ask that they be crated when left alone in the cottage....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not allowed inside, on the cottage porch, or in the immediate vicinity of the cottage....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            hand-held shower. Off the den at ground level....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            On first floor...moreless

          • There is no bathroom on the top floor.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 5 people


          • Heating:

            Space heaters, and Rinnai in den....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linen Rental available = $35...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Pack 'n Play playpen.


              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Games


              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Front wrap-around Porch and Back Porch. Front Porch has baby gates....moreless

              • Golf:

                Northport Golf Club is a short walk away....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View


                  • Churches
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Groceries
                  • Hiking


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                  In-season ... $900/week (Sat-Sat)
                  off-season .. $800/week.
                  $35 to supply bed linens and towels.
                  Partial weeks may be available for negotiated rates. Minimum 3 night stay.
                  $75 refundable cleaning deposit.
                  Maine Lodging Sales Tax = 7%.
                  50% deposit required at booking, full payment required 60 days before rental
                  $75 refundable pet deposit

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 07/04/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  44 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bangor International
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  24 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 1
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Dos Amigos
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northport Golf Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Dos Amigos

                  Car: Necessary

                  Great neighbors, incredibly safe with wonderful parks and play space for children, basketball court, 1 minute walk to beach, 5 minute walk to golf course, Note: there is no back yard, so dogs must be walked regularly on leash.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1938

                  About the owner: My family bought this original 1870's twin cottage in 1938, and I spent all my childhood summers here. I love having people who appreciate the village and the cottage staying here! Here's the end of the summer 1954, me and my dad and in the shadows the two great aunts that left us the cottage.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Akia Cottage

                    Akia Cottage

                  • Back Porch

                    Back Porch

                  • Ruggles Park

                    Ruggles Park

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Front Bedroom

                    Front Bedroom

                  VRBO #194057

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 07/04/14
                  Email owner

                  +1 207.322.5298

                  Speaks: english
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